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DoubleHP Horse Sactuary & Learning Center - Crooks, South Dakota

Contact: Darci Hortness


We welcome Sioux Falls area Mental Health Professionals to partner up with our Horses and Equine Specialist (EAGALA certified) to provide Equine Assisted Learning, Therapy, Psycotherapy, for your clients. Adults, youth, individuals, groups, families, corporate training, etc.

DoubleHP started 12 years ago as a horse rescue & adoption facility. In 2012 we were awarded Sanctuary status by GFAS. Though we have adopted out many of our rescued horses, 14 of them have been promised a forever home here with us, at our sanctuary and learning center. These horses help people figure things out through our equine assisted learning and horsemanship programs. We have a large indoor arena as well as outdoor.

Our Equine Specialist and Program Director, Darci Hortness, has 30+ years of experience with horses, has a BA in Education, and is also involved in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship certification program, which focuses on relationship, nonverbal communication, personality/horsenality. More than half of our Parelli activities are non-riding, so it fits in nicely with our EAGALA program.

EAGALA Certified


Crooks, SD 57020
United States